The museum brings interactive family learning adventures to libraries, community organizations, and special events around the state. Request your program today! 
Our 60-90 minute experiences are tailored to family audiences and each one includes a fun introductory presentation, followed by activity tables offering touchable specimens and hands-on activities. Each program is presented by a museum educator and is available to travel anywhere in the state.

 

 

PROGRAM INFORMATION

Onsite programs are not available in summer 2020.
Check out our new, virtual outreach program

 

 

Choose your program.

MOVE LIKE A MAMMOTH
Newly enhanced for summer 2020, with more fossil activities and new content for kids of all ages! Can you pounce like a saber tooth cat, lift like a mammoth, or stroll like a giant ground sloth? Get moving as you discover how these and other amazing ancient animals ran, swam, leaped, climbed, and ate their way through Oregon’s history. Explore fossils, bones and teeth while comparing ancient animals to those living in Oregon today. 

     Move Like a Mammoth program resources:

  • Information page: Room set up, staffing needs, and program photos
  • Program flyer: A customizable flyer with space to add your specific program details
  • Marketing artwork: Artwork from the program flyer to use in newsletters, website listings, and social media

 

ENGINEER IT! Exploring Ancient Technologies
Build a shelter, design a boat, weave a shoe, or invent a fishing tool! Try out your own engineering skills while discovering technologies designed by Oregon’s first engineers. Native American people have long used science and engineering to create effective tools, homes, clothing, cooking methods and more - passing this knowledge down through generations. Many of these innovations are still being used today! Join us to explore a collection of Oregon artifacts from the museum and engage in fun, hands-on engineering challenges. 

     Engineer It! program resources:

  • Information page: Room set up, staffing needs, and program photos
  • Program flyer: A customizable flyer with space to add your specific program details
  • Marketing artwork: Artwork from the program flyer to use in newsletters, website listings, and social media

 

OREGON ROCKS! 
Take off on a geology adventure and explore our ever-changing planet Earth. Dig into rocks, fossils, earthquakes, and volcanoes through activities and rockin’ specimens, and discover the dynamic forces that have shaped Oregon’s landscape over time. 

     Oregon Rocks! program resources:

  • Information page: Room set up, staffing needs, and program photos
  • Program flyer: A customizable flyer with space to add your specific program details
  • Marketing artwork: Artwork from the program flyer to use in newsletters, website listings, and social media

 

OUR PLACE IN SPACE
Ever wonder how Earth fits in among the planets, stars, and galaxies? Through science experiments and interactive stations, you'll explore what makes our planet so special and learn how we can keep it that way.

    Our Place in Space program resources:

  • Information page: Room set up, staffing needs, and program photos
  • Program flyer: A customizable flyer with space to add your specific program details
  • Marketing artwork: Artwork from the program flyer to use in newsletters, website listings, and social media

 

Program Costs
  • $110 for a 60- to 90-minute program.
  • Mileage expenses ($0.58 per mile) apply for locations outside of the Eugene/Springfield area. 
  • Additional travel expenses may apply if an overnight stay is necessary.
  • Fees for other types of community programs are determined based on specific needs and interests. Contact the MNCH outreach program at mnchoutreach@uoregon.edu or 541-346-5019 to learn more.
Scheduling and Planning

To schedule a community outreach program, please complete and submit a program request form at least one month prior to your requested program date, including a description of your specific interests and needs. 

Please note: The museum's summer 2020 offerings, including library outreach, are subject to change based on community health guidance from the Office of the Governor and the University of Oregon. For more information, visit our COVID-19 updates page or email mnchoutreach@uoregon.edu.

Things to Consider:

  • You can save money on travel expenses by coordinating with other sites in your area.
  • Programs generally require space for 7-10 activity tables, but setup is flexible and can be tailored to the size of your library or audience.
  • One museum educator will travel with the program. The program location must provide 2 adult/teen staff or volunteers to assist. This allows us to keep the program fees affordable and accessible for all!
  • You can get more detailed information about the specific program activities and set up needs by reviewing the “Learn More” page for each program title listed above.
Register now.

Questions? Contact our outreach program at mnchoutreach@uoregon.edu or 541-346-5019.

Want to bring a museum program to your school? Visit our K-8 Classroom Outreach page. 

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